HOW DO YOU DRAW A JOKE?

2020

PERSONAL PROJECT

The objects and events we observe around us—our foreground—exist upon an infinite canvas of context and assumed knowledge which fills our periphery—our background.

The nature of a joke is to play with these foregrounds and backgrounds, forcing its audience to reconsider their worldview.

This project used the digital stop motion animation of a

Bob-Ross-style scene to mirror and make clear the implicit foreground-background narrative of a joke as it is told.